08/20/14 4:35pm

GovernorTerry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:

“Today’s decision is a temporary delay to the inevitable conclusion that Virginians who love each other should have the opportunity to marry regardless of their sexual orientation. Building a new Virginia economy means creating an environment that is open and welcoming to all, where world-class innovators and entrepreneurs can locate without fear of discrimination. That is why  my first act as Governor banned discrimination in the state workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and why I support marriage equality in Virginia as a key ingredient of that economy of the future.

“I applaud Attorney General Mark Herring for his continued efforts to see this case concluded as quickly as possible, and I hope the Supreme Court takes immediate action to uphold the 4th Circuit’s decision so that Virginia can finally take this next important step in our history. In the meantime, my administration will make the necessary preparations so that we are ready to implement this decision if the ruling is upheld.”

08/20/14 3:55pm

Outstanding sign at ROAM music in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

I love a great sign (see this link). I was out and about in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia checking on a few locations that we can broadcast from during our upcoming online podcasts when I spotted the ‘Come In We’re Awesome’ sign at ROAM Music. To learn more about the awesome ROAM Music, visit this link.

If you see a cool looking sign, email me at this link with the location.

08/19/14 5:28pm
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Alexandrians LOVE their pets and if you have EVER thought about adopting a pet, just DO IT. My wife and I did several years ago, and it is one of the best decisions we ever made.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is a FANTASTIC place to adopt a pet in Alexandria, Virginia. You can follow AWLA on Instagram at this link, Facebook at this link, and on Twitter at this link.

For today’s pet photo of the day, here is a photo of our Serena who flat-out refused to let her Mamma make the bed this morning.

REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at this link or drop it in our Flickr Pool.


Pet photo of the day from Alexandria, Virginia


08/19/14 5:05pm

As we told you last week, Capital Bikeshare is expanding in Alexandria in August with eight (8) new stations in Carlyle and Del Ray (see expansion map at link). Above is a photo from the newest Del Ray station at Mount Vernon Avenue and Kennedy Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

08/19/14 4:18pm
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Freedmen’s Cemetery Marker” by BWS JohnsonOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Help Needed September 3-6

A volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, September 2 from 7 – 9 PM at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.

Below is an itemization of volunteers needed which you can find at this link as well. I’ve volunteered, what about you?


08/19/14 3:46pm

As we told you last week, Capital Bikeshare is expanding in Alexandria, Virginia in August with eight (8) new stations in several areas around town (see expansion map at link).

Above is a photo from one of the newest stations located in front of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) building at 1800 Duke Street near the Whole Foods Market.

08/19/14 3:32pm
Your extraordinary rental of the day in Alexandria, Virginia's west end on South Reynold's Street

Have you checked out our awesome real estate section yet? This 2 bedroon/2 bathroom condominium is our rental of the day and is located at 244 South Reynolds Street in the west end of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Top level living! 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo outfitted with LR/ DR combination, wood burning fireplace, covered balcony, crown molding, new kitchen floor and appliances, full size stack W/D, spacious closets, blinds/ drapes, and neutral carpet. Minutes to the Van Dorn Metro, Old Town, 495, or 395. Pets considered >25 lbs. w. deposit. No smoking

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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